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    Contagion in Eurozone Sovereign Bond Markets? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


    Flavin, Thomas and Cronin, David and Sheenan, Lisa (2016) Contagion in Eurozone Sovereign Bond Markets? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Working Paper. Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, Maynooth University. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    We analyse the stability of linkages across Eurozone bond markets during the sovereign debt crisis. We distinguish between contagion and interdependencies as mechanisms for spreading the turmoil across bond markets. Using a three-regime Markov switching VAR, we identify two distinct phases of the crisis - the bad and the ugly - and find differences in shock transmission between them. Overall, evidence of contagion is scant and interdependence is the more common determinant of market comovements.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keywords: Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis; Contagion; Markov-switching VAR; Working Paper N267-16; Maynooth University; Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 7217
    Depositing User: Thomas Flavin
    Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 14:08
    Publisher: Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting
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